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Good Kit -- Make sure you get Duracell or Varta batteries
on November 5, 2010
Since you probably only have to change your watch battery once a year, if this kit doesn't already come with a Varta or Duracell battery, you should just go out and buy a Duracell (2032). Your best bet for this is - again - amazon.com because the retail prices for Duracell batteries vary widely. Other than that, it is all pretty straight-forward. If you are skilled at changing Suunto watch batteries, you won't ruin the hatch cover (there is no need to man-handle it, just get the slot the the right position and gently pry the cap off around the edges ... suunto has some videos on their site to help with this).
Last but not least, as someone who has purchased more than 5 (probably 10!) Suunto watches, I can say that the batteries last a good long time UNLESS you like to use the backlight, alarm, or other dynamic features. In a word, be prepared to self-service your Suunto watch if you like to use it! The investment is well-spent as these watches are built to last a lifetime if you don't mind dealing with annual battery and strap replacements. Knock wood - my Suuntos have not mechanically lost a beat in the last 12 years!